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One-Time Service Opportunities

Various sites
Cleveland ,  OH  44118

Phone: (216) 397-4698

Description:
One Time Projects and Special Events include special service activities that do not happen on a regular basis, but which may be of interest to the JCU community. These service activities are open to JCU students, staff, faculty, and administration, and can be a good introduction to service for those who've never tried it before.

What we do there:
One Time Projects and Special Event service activities can vary. Some involve travel to an off-site location; others happen right here at JCU. Some involve direct service, where participants are interacting with others; others involve indirect service, providing support for a community group or organization.

Website:
www.jcu.edu/service
 
Spring / 2014
February 7, 2014 to February 7, 2014

6 PM to 8 PM

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
KOINONIA HOMES VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Koinonia Homes
VIDEO: Check it out! 

DESCRIPTION:
You’ve never seen more enthusiastic dancers until you have been to a dance at Koinonia! Participants will have an opportunity to "boogie with the best" and help make the evening fun by helping out with set up, clean up, refreshments--and dancing!

February 14, 2014 to February 14, 2014

7 PM to 9 PM

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE PIZZA BOWL (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation
VIDEO: Coming Soon!

Participants in this activity join teens and young adults with disabilities in "Pizza Bowls" and "Game Nights," in which all participants join in bowling, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, board games, and other fun activities. These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun! Service participants who are uncomfortable working with this population are encouraged to select a different activity.

All students who are accepted for this service activity will be required to:
  1. Make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.
  2. Complete a short application and waiver in the transport van on the way to service.
February 15, 2014 to February 15, 2014

1 PM to 5 PM

- - - - - - S

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
WELCOME WAGON MOVING DAY (SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Homelessness & Affordable Housing 
PARTNER: 
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland

DESCRIPTION: Participants in this service project assist in moving a formerly-homeless family into their new home. Service typically begins at a local warehouse where furniture and other necessary household items are picked up and loaded into a truck. Participants then deliver the items to the home and assist the family with moving in.

NOTE: Moderate to heavy lifting may be involved in this service activity. If you are not comfortable with this type of service, please choose a different service activity.

February 16, 2014 to February 16, 2014

9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

S - - - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
US TOGETHER CAMPUS VISIT (SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16)
One-Time Service Opportunities

PARTNER: US Together

DESCRIPTION: Spend your Sunday with the youth of US Together, a refugee resettlement agency! The youth will come to JCU's campus to spend the day to help them in exploring options for college. They come from countries including Bhutan/Nepal, Burma, Iraq, Ukraine/Russia, and East African nations.

Volunteers must register and should meet on the ground floor of the O'Malley Center at 9:30 am. Lunch will be in the dining hall; volunteers should plan to use a meal swipe.
February 21, 2014 to February 21, 2014

6:15 PM to 8:15 PM

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE GAME NIGHT (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation
VIDEO: Coming Soon!

Participants in this activity join teens and young adults with disabilities in "Pizza Bowls" and "Game Nights," in which all participants join in bowling, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, board games, and other fun activities. These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun! Service participants who are uncomfortable working with this population are encouraged to select a different activity.

All students who are accepted for this service activity will be required to:
  1. Make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.
  2. Complete a short application and waiver in the transport van on the way to service.
February 21, 2014 to February 21, 2014

5:30 PM to 7 PM

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
2100 LAKESIDE FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Homelessness & Affordable Housing 
PARTNER: Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
VIDEO: Check it Out!

Service participants in this activity will serve dinner at the shelter and eat with the men there.

IMPORTANT: This activity involves direct interaction with men who are experiencing homelessness.  Participants must be able to initiate and engage in conversation with this population. If you are uncomfortable with this requirement, please select a different activity.

February 25, 2014 to February 25, 2014

6 PM to 7 PM

- - T - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
YOGA REACH - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Health & Wellness, Inclusion & Accessibility
PARTNER: Yoga Reach, Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation

DESCRIPTION: Participants in this service activity will participate in yoga sessions with Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation individuals with disabilities, assisting YogaReach staff and, above all, "being" with the participants.

This activity involves participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun! Service participants who are uncomfortable working with this population are encouraged to select a different activity.

All students who are accepted for this service activity will be required to:

  1. Make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.
  2. Complete a short application and waiver in the transport van on the way to service.
March 14, 2014 to March 14, 2014

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
KOINONIA HOMES ST. PATRICK'S DAY DANCE (FRIDAY, MARCH 14)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Koinonia Homes
VIDEO: Check it out! 

DESCRIPTION:
You’ve never seen more enthusiastic dancers until you have been to a dance at Koinonia! Participants will have an opportunity to "boogie with the best" and help make the evening fun by helping out with set up, clean up, refreshments--and dancing!

March 14, 2014 to March 14, 2014

7 PM to 9 PM

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE PIZZA BOWL (FRIDAY, MARCH 14)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation
VIDEO: Coming Soon!

Participants in this activity join teens and young adults with disabilities in "Pizza Bowls" and "Game Nights," in which all participants join in bowling, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, board games, and other fun activities. These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun! Service participants who are uncomfortable working with this population are encouraged to select a different activity.

All students who are accepted for this service activity will be required to:
  1. Make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.
  2. Complete a short application and waiver in the transport van on the way to service.
March 15, 2014 to March 15, 2014

1 PM to 5 PM

- - - - - - S

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
WELCOME WAGON MOVING DAY (SATURDAY, MARCH 15TH)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Homelessness & Affordable Housing 
PARTNER: 
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland

DESCRIPTION: Participants in this service project assist in moving a formerly-homeless family into their new home. Service typically begins at a local warehouse where furniture and other necessary household items are picked up and loaded into a truck. Participants then deliver the items to the home and assist the family with moving in.

NOTE: Moderate to heavy lifting may be involved in this service activity. If you are not comfortable with this type of service, please choose a different service activity.

March 21, 2014 to March 21, 2014

6:15 PM to 8:15 PM

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE GAME NIGHT (FRIDAY, MARCH 21)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation
VIDEO: Coming Soon!

Participants in this activity join teens and young adults with disabilities in "Pizza Bowls" and "Game Nights," in which all participants join in bowling, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, board games, and other fun activities. These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun! Service participants who are uncomfortable working with this population are encouraged to select a different activity.

All students who are accepted for this service activity will be required to:
  1. Make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.
  2. Complete a short application and waiver in the transport van on the way to service.
March 22, 2014 to March 22, 2014

8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

- - - - - - S

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
CATHOLIC DIOCESE SCIENCE OLYMPIAD AT JCU - SATURDAY, MARCH 22ND (AM SHIFT)
One-Time Service Opportunities

DESCRIPTION: Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Cleveland will converge in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology at JCU for the Annual Catholic School Elementary Science Olympiad for grades four, five, and six. Events include competitions in aerodynamics, bridge building, circuit wizardry, an egg drop, simple machines, "mystery" powders, and more!

Volunteers are needed for the morning shift to help set up for the event and judge and score one event. There is also an afternoon shift where volunteers are needed to assist with the science show, distribute trophies and ribbons at the Awards Assembly, and help to clean up and return supplies.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants!

NOTE: All participants in this activity MUST:

  1. Attend a mandatory training session in the Atrium of the Dolan Science Center on EITHER Tuesday, March 18th from 4:00-6:00pm OR Wednesday, March 19th from 6:00-8:00pm. Please do NOT register for this activity unless you can attend ONE training session AND the Science Olympiad event. 

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in removal from the activity.

March 22, 2014 to March 22, 2014

1 PM to 4 PM

- - - - - - S

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
CATHOLIC DIOCESE SCIENCE OLYMPIAD AT JCU - SATURDAY, MARCH 22ND (PM SHIFT)
One-Time Service Opportunities

DESCRIPTION: Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Cleveland will converge in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology at JCU for the Annual Catholic School Elementary Science Olympiad for grades four, five, and six. Events include competitions in aerodynamics, bridge building, circuit wizardry, an egg drop, simple machines, "mystery" powders, and more!

Volunteers are needed for the afternoon shift to assist with the science show, distribute trophies and ribbons at the Awards Assembly, and help to clean up and return supplies. There is also morning shift where volunteers are needed to help set up for the event and judge and score one event .

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants!

NOTE: All participants in this activity MUST:

  1. Attend a mandatory training session in the Atrium of the Dolan Science Center on EITHER Tuesday, March 18th from 4:00-6:00pm OR Wednesday, March 19th from 6:00-8:00pm. Please do NOT register for this activity unless you can attend ONE training session AND the Science Olympiad event. 

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in removal from the activity.

March 22, 2014 to March 22, 2014

8 AM to 12 PM

- - - - - - S

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
CLEVELAND FOOD BANK - GREEK LIFE (SATURDAY, MARCH 22)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Food Security 
PARTNER: Cleveland Food Bank
VIDEO: Coming Soon!

IMPORTANT:  This activity is restricted to Greek Life students. You MUST attribute your hours to one of the Greek Life options when registering.

DESCRIPTION: Participants assist in indirect service in the Repack Warehouse, where they help to sort and repack nonperishable food that is later distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.

NOTE: Participants are encouraged to bring a sweater or light jacket, as the warehouse can be chilly.

IMPORTANT:  All students who register for this service activity will be required to register and review volunteer guidelines ONLINE before the service activity. Upon registration, you will receive an email from CSSA with instructions of how to access this requirement online. Failure to do so will result in removal from the activity.
March 23, 2014 to March 23, 2014

9:15 AM to 11:15 AM

S - - - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MONTEFIORE PURIM CARNIVAL (SUNDAY, MARCH 23RD)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Senior Citizens
PARTNER: Montefiore

Service participants in this activity will help residents enjoy an on-site carnival for the Jewish Holiday of Purim. This includes transporting residents from their rooms to the carnival (pushing their wheelchairs or escorting them), helping the residents play games, and serving them food (hamantachen cookies and punch). When the carnival is over, students will transport the residents back to their units.

Purim is a fun holiday, so service participants are encouraged to dress up in costumes - keeping in mind that they should be appropriate to an older audience and non-offensive to any groups of people. Costumes are not required.

March 25, 2014 to March 25, 2014

6 PM to 7 PM

- - T - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
YOGA REACH - TUESDAY, MARCH 25TH
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Health & Wellness, Inclusion & Accessibility
PARTNER: Yoga Reach, Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation

DESCRIPTION: Participants in this service activity will participate in yoga sessions with Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation individuals with disabilities, assisting YogaReach staff and, above all, "being" with the participants.

This activity involves participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun! Service participants who are uncomfortable working with this population are encouraged to select a different activity.

All students who are accepted for this service activity will be required to:

  1. Make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.
  2. Complete a short application and waiver in the transport van on the way to service.
March 28, 2014 to March 28, 2014

5 PM to 7 PM

- - - - - F -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
2100 LAKESIDE FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER (FRIDAY, MARCH 28)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Homelessness & Affordable Housing 
PARTNER: Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
VIDEO: Check it Out!

Service participants in this activity will serve dinner at the shelter and eat with the men there.

IMPORTANT: This activity involves direct interaction with men who are experiencing homelessness.  Participants must be able to initiate and engage in conversation with this population. If you are uncomfortable with this requirement, please select a different activity.

March 30, 2014 to March 30, 2014

3:30 PM to 5 PM

S - - - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE SPECIAL OLYMPICS (3/30)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation

DESCRIPTION: Participants in this activity help coach individuals with disabilities in their track and field events.  These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding.

NOTE: Students will need to make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.
April 5, 2014 to April 5, 2014

12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

- - - - - - S

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
CITYVIEW NURSING HOME (SATURDAY, APRIL 5)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Senior Citizens

PARTNER: Cityview Nursing Home

Service participants in this activity will enjoy donuts and punch/cider while listening to oldies music, engaging in fun conversation with the residents, and participating in other activities such as arts and crafts.

April 6, 2014 to April 6, 2014

3:30 PM to 5 PM

S - - - - - -

Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
MAYFIELD VILLAGE SPECIAL OLYMPICS (4/6)
One-Time Service Opportunities

SERVICE TYPE: Inclusion and Accessibility
PARTNER:
Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation

DESCRIPTION: Participants in this activity help coach individuals with disabilities in their track and field events.  These programs involve participation with  individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding.

NOTE: Students will need to make an intentional effort to interact with adaptive participants, not just with other JCU volunteers. The success of the program depends upon participants of all abilities interacting together.
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